UR Team Becomes Santa’s Helpers

John SniffenCommunity Outreach, La Hacienda

Santa's helpers from La Hacienda's Utilization Review department.

Photo: Part of the UR crew which acquired and wrapped presents for area children.

Our Utilization Review (UR) team—the folks who work with  insurance providers to maximize patients’ treatment—shared their Christmas  Spirit with area children this season.

Through several local groups, and with the assistance of Business  Development Director Elizabeth Olson, they identified girls and boys for whom  Santa needed help.

They shopped and gathered and wrapped 48 presents, “and ate too many cupcakes and cookies to celebrate the season,” according to Cade Saurage, Director of Utilization Review and Strategic Partnerships.

Energized by all that sugar, they swiftly took the gifts to a  service organization that will see that they are under the right trees Christmas morning.

Thank you, Deb, Leska,  Michelle, Pat, Ryan, Vera, Wanda, Cade, and  Elizabeth for sharing the joy of the season.